by Terry Ward
Just a 20-minute drive from Honolulu Airport, the Paradise Bay Resort Hawaii offers the perfect, private getaway. The spacious cottages and suites feature kitchenettes and an array of bed sizes. Separate sleeping, dining and living areas give you and your family plenty of space in these condo-style accommodations. Guests wake up to a free continental breakfast spread and can enjoy the onsite pool and hot tub. You are welcome to bring along your pets, and there are plenty of paths and walking areas nearby.
The hotel provides views of the Hawaiian mountain ranges, Chinaman’s Hat Island and Kaneohe Bay. There are weekly family activities to enjoy, as well as an onsite spa and floating lounge areas. Private boat charters, paddleboards and kayaks are available for guest use. There are several historical sites nearby to explore, as well as state parks, forest reserves, beaches and zip lines.
Our Editor Loves
- Free kayaks and paddleboards
- Complimentary continental breakfast
- Pet-friendly rooms
- Water Sports
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
We spent our 1 year Anniversary in Oahu in September, stayed a total of 11 days; experienced Waikiki for 3, North Shore for 5 and spent the last 3 days with Paradide Pay Resort.
I have waited to write this review because I wanted to have the time to Genuinely give my most heartfelt review for Paradise Bay, my favorite place I have EVER stayed.
After experiencing the "high life" at the Hilton Waikiki we were ready for the trip to slow down and to let's be honest, spend less $. When we arrived in North Shore at our Vrbo we were so excited to cook and experience the "local life" but we stayed close to the air field and by day 5 we were almost ready to go home!
Day 9 we arrived at the Paradise Bay Resort early but that wasn't a problem for them, they swiftly gave us our room Keys and went the extra mile to come check on us to make sure we found it and had everything we needed! We were ABSOLUTELY Blown Away from the moment we walked into our room! We stayed next to the aviary so we heard the most beautiful tropical birds in the mornings and throughout the days, we even spent time singing to them to hear them sing back! We took full advantage of their supremely clean pool and spa! And the his and hers robes were PERFECT for heading back up to the room after relaxing in the spa! There were several floating decks for sun bathing or just hanging out! We were severed a beautiful continental breakfast by the staff each morning that consisted of REAL, WHOLE FOODS not just cereal and toast! We made sure to Kayak and got a Paddleboarding lesson before heading out in the Kaneohe Bay for some solo adventuring! My absolute favorite part of this resort though, was their catamaran trip to the sand bar! I got to experience the island in a way I never have before, standing on a sand bar in the middle of the ocean!!! Here we were lucky enough to swim with a sea turtle and see several groups of mantarays (my favorite since childhood) and I even got to swim with them! My heart was so full that day and I still get goosebumps when I think about it!
I don't want to keep you here all day but I could honestly go on for days!
Paradise Bay Resort has my heart, a home away from home! Of all the places I have stayed on Oahu, I can honestly say this Little Hidden Gem takes the flippin cake! I cannot wait to come back next year and stay our WHOLE trip here!
Huge thank you to Greta, Sophia and Captain Rallen for making our Anniversary so damn special!
We will be back next year to see you!
I stayed there for 2 nights in October and was disappointed by the lack of hotel grounds, rooms that are furnished with garden furniture and facing the noisy parking lot. But what I found a lot more infuriating was the person in charge of serving and bussing tables at breakfast who humiliated my wife and I in front of the entire room because according to him we didn't do a good enough job cleaning up after our toddler at breakfast the day before and also said he won't clean up after us this time (as if I care what he does). What a way to welcome guests with a young child. A follow up email complaining about his behaviour to the hotel was ignored. There are much better hotels at this price range. Avoid